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O Rose Bowl preview
Asst. Volleyball coach speaks out
'M' basketball sinks Duke
MSU humbles 'M' hockey

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OPINION
Save the $5 pot law

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ARTS

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History revised

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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. C, No. 67

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, December 11, 1989

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'M'edges
past Duke
in OT battle
by Taylor Lincoln{
Daily Basketball Writer
The Michigan basketball team utilized career-high
scoring efforts from forwards Sean Higgins and Loy
Vaught to overcome foul trouble and a relentless Duke
team to win 113-108 in overtime Saturday.
Michigan blew an 18-point first half lead, then
rallied from five points down late in th- game to go
ahead with four seconds left on a jump shot by Rumeal
Robinson
Duke, however, answered Robinson's shot with a
Greg Koubek put-back as time expired in regulation,
tying the game at 94-94.
In the overtime, Higgins and Vaught filled in the
void left behind by Mills. Higgins scored eight of his
game-high 32 points. Vaught scored six of his 27
points.
"When Terry went out, I knew I had to be the
number one guy inside," said Vaught.
Duke's Christian Laettner led the Blue Devils with
26 points and eight rebounds in 43 minutes of playing
time.

New

Czech

government
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takes power
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) members each from the s
- A government controlled by non- cialist and People's partie
Communists took over power yes- recently broke ties with t
terday for the first time in 41 years, munists.
and tens of thousands of people More than 100,000
jammed the nation's streets to cele- crammed Prague's Wencel
brate the historic victories of their to hear opposition leader
peaceful revolution. Havel and other dissidents
President Gustav Husak, the na- tied jail and harassment for
tion's last old-guard Communist catalogue the successes of t
leader, resigned after swearing in the for democracy.
new government, which includes The embattled Commun
two people who were persecuted as granted stunning concess
dissidents until just two weeks ago. cluding the opening of the
In a key compromise, the Justice the promise of free election
Ministry, which runs the nation's elimination of their mon
secret and uninformed police, will bepower.
run by a leading dissident, the new
Communist premier and a Commu- Czechoslovakia's Pa
nist Party member proposed by the meets tomorrow to pick
opposition. successor. Both Havel and A
The new 21-member 'govermnt Dubcek, the popular leade
contains 10 Communists, two of crushed 1968 reform m
whom enjoy opposition support, have said they would accep
seven non-party members and two if nominated.

mall So-
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Michigan forward Loy Vaught in the first half of Saturday's basketball game pitting 6th
ranked Duke against 8th ranked Michigan. Michigan won 113-108.

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E. Germans demand right to strike

EAST BERLIN (AP) - Tens of
thousands of demonstrators demanded
more democratic reforms in East
Germany yesterday, and a state-run
labor union urged workers to defy a
40-year-old policy that forbids them
to strike.
Gregor Gysi, East Germany's
new Communist Party chief, said he
wants a clear separation of party and
government functions, a radical con-
cept in a country where the party has
been all-powerful for 40 years.
In another development, the four
World War II Allies - France, Bri-

tain, the United States and the So-
viet Union - they would meet to-
day to discuss the role of Berlin in
East-West affairs.
Tens of thousands of East Ger-
mans took to the streets in protests
in Rostock, Erfurt and other cities,
the official news agency ADN said.
Most were demanding human rights
and democratic changes, the report
said.
Leaders of the 160,000-member
scientists' union, meeting on Satur-
day in Leipzig, issued the call for
recognition of the right to strike,

ADN said.
The scientists' union is one of 16
unions belonging to the state-run la-
bor federation Freier Deutsche Gew-
erskschaftsbund.
The scientists' call amounts to a
demand for the federation leadership
to recognize the right to strike em-
bodied in the East German Constitu-
tion.
The federation has been rocked by
a growing financial scandal, and a
new leadership took over Saturday to
make it more independent.
The prospect of strikes clearly

alarmed Gysi, who took over as
party chief only on Saturday. In an
interview broadcast late Saturday
night on West Germany's ADR
television network, he said that
given the country's current political
instability strikes would be
"irresponsible."
Late yesterday, the official news
agency ADN said Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev had sent Gysi a
message of congratulations that also
emphasized the "sovereign" nature of
East Germany.

U'may make
more graduation
ceremony changes

Racial divide exists in tri-county area

by Liz Paige
DETROIT - A University sur-
vey released Saturday highlights the
disparities between Blacks and
whites in the three Detroit counties,
Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland.
In the area, 37% of Blacks live
with household incomes of less than
$10,000. Of the area's whites, only
13.5% lived in households with the
same incomes.
Individual neighborhood within
the tri-county area also show racial
divisions. 90.5% of whites live in
mostly or all-white neighborhoods;
82.4% of Blacks live in mostly or
all-Black neighborhoods.
The Detroit Area Study, now in
its 38th year, researches the effects
of racial, class and ethnic disparities
on political participation in the area
and to identify strategies to end these
disparities. This year's study - ti-
tled "Separate and Unequal, The Ra-
cial Divide: Strategies for Reducing

University study finds Detroit
'separate and unequal' for Blacks

Political and Economic Inequalities
in the Detroit Area" - was the sub-
ject of a day-long conference in De-
troit Saturday. Over 100 people at-
tended the conference, including local
leaders and community members.
Detroit NAACP President Arthur
Johnson reminded the conference au-
dience of a warning from social sci-
entist W.E.B. DuBois. "DuBois
pointed out 50 years ago that people
are not very influenced by facts
about race, like these. Writing letters
doesn't really move the government.
We have to jar it, shake it up, that's
the history. We cannot give up our
commitment to action, street fight-
ing."
The study's findings are not in-
consistent with national trends of

inequalities between Blacks and
whites. For instance, in both the
U.S. as a whole and in the tri-county
area, the typical Black household
earns 49 cents for every dollar earned
by the typical white household.
"Detroit is not unique - but
that does not mean that it is not dev-
astated by racist attitudes and institu-
tions," said Rackham graduate stu-
dent Cathy Cohen, and DAS re-
searcher.
The study also traced the connec-
tion between gap in education and
disparities in employment.
Of Blacks in the tri-county area,
34.2% have not completed high
school, compared to only 13.4% of
whites. Between April 22 and Au-
gust 31, 1989 when the DAS inter-

views were conducted, 19.9% of the
Black work force was unemployed
compared to 6.6% percent of whites.
"Education is used as a means to
justify adult economic inequalities,"
Vice-Provost of Minority Affairs
Charles Moody told the audience.
Perceptions of the most impor-
tant problems facing their commu-
nity and their responses to these
problems also differ along racial
lines. Law enforcement, crime and
drugs were seen as the most impor-
tant problem to 65.8% of Black re-
spondents, but only to 25.6 of
whites.
Blacks are also more likely to see
demonstrating, protesting, and boy-
cotting a business or corporation as
an effective form of political action.
Whites, on the other hand, are more
likely to believe that writing letters
to public officials and contributing
money is more effective.
See DIVIDE, Page 2

by Noah Finkel
Daily Administration Reporter
Although the University has
phased out class-wide commence-
ment ceremonies in the stadium, fu-
ture graduates may get a chance to
celebrate graduation together.
In an effort to mitigate student
complaints regarding the separation
of graduation exercises, the Adminis-
tration's Commencement Task Force
will consider an event called "Class
Day" - a largely student-planned
celebration of graduation- for those
graduating in May, 1991.
"A lot of students have a legiti-
mate interest" in a University-wide
commencement activity, task force
chair and Rackham Dean John
D'Arms said. "Class Day reinforces
the idea of friendship and commu-
nity."
D'Arms added that Class Day rep-
resents the "idea that all graduating
seniors in all schools and colleges
have a set of ceremonies and rituals
and celebrations that they plan."
The proposal may also curb
complaints that the University is
giving a short stick to undergradu-
ates by eliminating the commence-
ment address, faculty procession, and
honorary degrees from their com-

mencement ceremonies.
This year's PhD and masters de-
gree candidates will still attend a
formal ceremony at Hill Auditorium
with members of the Board of Re-
gents, University executive officers,
and deans from all the schools and
colleges. The ceremony will include
the distribution of honorary degrees,
a commencement address, and a fac-
ulty procession from Rackham to
Hill Auditorium.
D'Arms said the task force dis-
cussed incorporating student
speeches and humorous skits into
the event.
Class Day "is an attempt to build
what seniors have been through to-
gether for the last four years rather
than University-planned commence-
ment exercises," D'Arms said.
The Class Day proposal, D'Arms
said, comes "too late to pull together
the interested parties for this spring
commencement."
However, the plan is something
the University Events Task Force is
"looking at very seriously," and has
a strong chance of being approved
for the spring 1991 commencement,
he said.

,IFC 'dry rush' vote

stirs

opposition among fraternities

by Britt Isaly
Daily Staff Writer
The 11 of 35 fraternities which
voted last week against dry rush are
voicing concern that the policy will
be inadequate to curb rush drinking.
Last Wednesday, the Interfrater-
nity Council (IFC), the governing
body for University fraternities,
voted to adopt an amended policy
which requires an alcohol-free, or
"dry," rush, out of concern for legal
liability and the rush atmosphere.
IFC Public Relations Chair Mar-
cel Bonnewit defined fraternity rush
as "the collective effort by chapters
on campus to recruit new members,"
and as "the lifeline for each frater-

"Whereas many campuses have
made Greeks go totally dry, Michi-
gan is one of the few campuses with
frats still serving alcohol," said IFC
President Rick Woodman, "It is time
to realize that dry rush is here."
Eighteen University fraternities
currently belong to the Fraternity In-
surance Purchasing Group (FIPG).
FIPG's "Risk Management Policy"
states "All rush activities associated
with any chapter will be a DRY rush
function."
Four of the 11 fraternities which
voted against the amendment sub-
scribe to FIPG. They said they voted
against the amendment not because
of the FIPG rush requirements, but

icy) is of legitimate concern, and
houses should agree with the princi-
ple first, and then support any en-
forcement of it later."
Whitman said that IFC's judi-
ciary, the Greek Activities Review
Panel, (GARP), upon receiving a
written complaint, would reprimand
fraternities who disobeyed the new
policy.
"We've talked about enforce-
ment," said Whitman, "and it will be
made clear at the mass meeting (for
rush) on January 18 that it is dry.
But, as in the case of other dry cam-
puses, it is usually the rushee that
enforces (a dry rush). Rushees are
sometimes more reliable."

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